Cannabis testing laboratories play a pivotal role in today’s cannabis industry. These laboratories test a wide-ranging list of compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and a multitude of contaminants. For a cannabis testing laboratory to be successful in providing accurate, timely, and quality results, an effective workflow is essential. The workflow outlined herein, will take the sample from receipt, through processing, data analysis, and reporting of results while incorporating all testing methodologies. Testing requirements and action limits are reviewed, including the implementation of the most current validated methods. As the cannabis industry continues to develop and grow, laboratories will need to adapt to changes in workflow, in order to maintain the highest standards in analysis as this industry evolves.
1. Outline the workflow of the cannabis testing laboratory, to include receipt, processing, data analysis, and reporting of results.
2. Identify cannabis testing requirements and related methodologies currently used.
3. Identify current challenges within the cannabis testing laboratory workflow and learn how to address them.